And his murderous rage was aimed at black people.
“We have been modeled by African-American [religious] leaders to forgive -- even when someone hasn’t even asked for forgiveness
If anyone is saying that change is impossible, they are being drowned out by those calling out, specifically, for ways to bring ourselves into full American citizenship -- the rights and privileges that we've been fighting for, continuously, since emancipation. The ones that immigrants have fought for since arrival.
"There's nothing you're going to see today that's not going to have already occurred in the U.S.," he said. "If you think
You know, not everything is about race. We have a black president, and black people can go to the same places as white people
Once black issues stop being black issues, once Latino issues stop being Latino issues -- when they're just issues -- that's we have something. I preach to everyone, go outside your demographic and join their struggle. Even if it's not at your front door. Show them you're there.
I don't want to pray for Charleston. I can't. I am an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, yet, prayer doesn't seem like enough. I need action. To my white Christian brethren, I don't need for you to tell me how angry you are. I need you to tell your white friends.
An act of terrorism unfolded on American soil last night when nine people were killed by a gunman at Emanuel African Methodist